The book of Esther helps the believer to live in the secular world where power, racism, and sexism crush any hope of freedom and liberation. How to survive oppression? How to refuse the unacceptable without being immediately rejected and crushed? Confronted with the genocide of their people, Esther and Mordecai use God’s opportunities with courage and faith.
This commentary analyses each chapter in the light of the whole book. Esther’s strategy to undo the king's irrevocable decree is carefully analysed. With skill, discernement, and diligence, yet without precipitation, she uses her feminine charm to influence an irresponsible king to save her people.